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South Sudan’s Christian leaders lament civil war

March 30, 2016

Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba, joined by other Christian leaders in South Sudan, have issued a statement lamenting the nation’s continuing civil war, which began in 2013.

“Why are our leaders not listening to our pleas for peace? Why are our soldiers and young men continuing to obey orders to kill their brothers and sisters? Why are the fires of tribalism still being stoked?” they asked in a joint pastoral letter, according to a local radio report.

They added:

Why is the greed and self-interest of certain individuals and groups still dominating the narrative in our nation? Where are the leaders who will put the good of the nation, of children, women and men of all communities, above their own narrow interests?

 
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